Dancer and television actor Shantanu Maheshwari is the winner of the television show Khatron Ke Khiladi 8, according to a report in India-Forums. Shantanu managed to outshine the other two finalists of the show, Hina Khan and Ravi Dubey.  Shantanu is a crew member of the dancing group Desi Hoppers, which was the winner of the World of Dance 2015 Championship that was held in Los Angeles. It was the first time an Indian dance crew participated in World of Dance. Desi Hoppers also appeared on America’s Got Talent for a special performance. Shantanu was also a contestant on the dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and was the second runner-up in the show. He was a ‘flying star’ by Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan. Every time Shantanu performs, he not only showcases his perfect dance moves but also how fit he is. Dancing is a whole-body workout and you need core strength to keep balance. Here are some photos of Shantanu Maheshwari to prove that dancing is the best form of exercise.

The flying star is not a gym person but thanks to all the dancing, he is fit and flexible

Dancing not only improves your flexibility and strengthens your core but it also makes you strong mentally

Dancing lets you express your emotions and helps you stay positive

KNOW pain…KNOW gain

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Shantanu’s fitness routine includes dancing (of course), yoga and some breathing exercises

The changing moves in dance keep you on the toes. It is never boring and it helps in improving your coordination.

According to the dancer, being footloose allowed him to vent out frustration. It calms him.

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Dancing will also help you lose weight and stay in shape. You can burn up to 250 calories in a 30-minute dance session.


For those who do not like to work out at the gym or get bored with the usual exercises, dancing is your best option. The constantly changing steps and music will keep you interested. It will tone your body, help you shed excess fat, improve flexibility, make you stronger and keep your heart healthy. So, what are you waiting for? Dance your heart out like Shantanu Maheshwari!